Marble Bi Disc Art Object

Contemporary Handmade
China
Sale $395
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Dimensions: 12" W x 14.75" H

Made of marble. Disc with stand measures 12" W x 14.75" H x 3.25" D.

*Please note that as unique, handmade art, no two pieces are ever exactly the same and color varies across monitors. Our website photos are a close representation of this work, but may not be identical to the piece you receive.

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Provenance

Bi discs were first created by the Neolithic Liangzhu people of eastern China. Carved from jade and other stones, the circular shape symbolizes eternity and the heavens. Bi discs were traditionally used in burial rituals for individuals with high social status to accompany their spirits into the sky. Later, they became a symbol of victory in battle; the defeated leader would give his bi disc to the victor as a sign of acceptance.